Hon. Carlos Gimenez

Affiliation: 
Mayor of Miami-Dade County or non-voting designee
Finance & Operations
Human Resources
Photo of Hon. Carlos Gimenez

Carlos A. Gimenez is the mayor of Miami-Dade County, the largest county in Florida. As Miami-Dade's highest-ranking elected official and chief administrator, Mayor Gimenez is responsible for the leadership and management of an organization with over 26,000 employees and an annual budget of approximately $7 billion, and brings nearly 40 years of public service experience to the post. He has a clearly defined governing philosophy based on transparency, efficiency and fiscal responsibility.

Born in Cuba, Mayor Gimenez and his family moved to the United States in November 1960. A Miami-Dade County resident for over 50 years, Mayor Gimenez is a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School and earned a bachelor's degree in public administration from Barry University. In 1993, he completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Mayor Gimenez is married to Lourdes Portela. They have three children – Carlos, Julio and Lourdes – and six grandchildren.

Term: By virtue of office held.